Chasing Amy (1997)

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Holden and Banky are comic book artists. Everything's going good for them until they meet Alyssa, also a comic book artist. Holden falls for her, but his hopes are crushed when he finds out she's a lesbian.

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  • Holden & Banky
  • Ben Affleck stars as Holden McNeil
  • Kevin Smith in Chasing Amy (1997)
  • Joey Lauren Adams stars as Alyssa Jones
  • Ben Affleck and Joey Lauren Adams in Chasing Amy (1997)
  • Joey Lauren Adams stars as Alyssa Jones

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4 December 1999 | Adrian-32
8
| Great!
"Chasing Amy" is a clever and engaging urban love story that just exudes with Kevin Smith's gritty humour. The film's examination of sexuality, and everything involved with it, doesn't for one second sound untrue, even when it makes sure that everything being pointed out is expressed frankly and colourfully. It's not everyday we get a story of a heterosexual man falling in love with a homosexual woman, and although the concept could easily have resulted in a disaster of a movie, "Chasing Amy" manages to layer everything almost flawlessly. There are no predictable pitfalls in this film, and nothing is wrapped up in a neat little package. We are offered a group of characters that are likable but flawed, who don't always get, or give, what we would usually expect. I have to say, I never knew what was going to happen next, it manages to be consistenly offbeat without being unrealistic. Ben Affleck and Joey Lauren Adams have incredible chemistry together, perfectly displaying all the emotional complications a relationship as eccentric as theirs would have. Jason Lee was also outstanding in his role of the vaguely jealous best friend. The only thing that bothered me about this film was there was too much YELLING!! and it was slightly uneven at times. But generally I liked it a lot, and I'm just thankful that Kevin Smith is producing such fine work like this, it is truly a refreshing escape from Hollywood's formulaic sap.

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Banky says during the "oral sex scars" scene in the club that he can't move his head far to the right because of the Brandi Svenning's father. Brandi Svenning is T.S.'s girlfriend in Mallrats (1995). Her father is the main antagonist of that film.


Quotes

Comic Book Writer #1: I don't know. I love Chow Yun Fat. I just don't see him playing Madman.


Goofs

When Holden and Alyssa are driving back with art work the speedometer does not move.


Crazy Credits

The director would like to thank... GOD - For all that's come before, all that'll come after, and most importantly, for right now. JOEY - For giving me something personal to say. I love you poopie. (First one who laughs gets decked!) SCOTT - Master of the Impossible, ying to my yang, heart of my heart... He's my cherry pie. BEN - Outstanding. Outstanding, this guy. JASON LEE - For kicking it Reynold's style. DWIGHT - Hi Duh-Wight. JAY - My little Mewes. JON GORDON - Why, Why, Why?!? MOM & DAD - I know I've got a PG in me somewhere. JOHN PIERSON - Guru, Czar, friend. DAVE - For the prettiest pictures yet. At bargain basement prices, no less! BOB HAWK - For being there from the start, teaching us what makes a movie great, and always doing the dishes. HARVEY - Who, like a good parent, gives us money, offers endless moral support, and spanks us when we need spanking (okay... everything but the spanking part). MIKE ALLRED - For fulfilling this fanboy's dream. See you in the funny papers. THE CAST AND CREW - Who worked for nothing, yet gave everything. MATT SEITZ - For the one review that made a difference. BRIAN MACKEWICH AND BAM - For the extra mile... and the hundred more that followed.


Alternate Versions

In the skee-ball scene, Alyssa tells Holden that Banky is a passive-aggressive gay basher, partially for what he said in the EA Hockey scene;


Soundtracks

The Impression That I Get
(1996)
Written by
Dicky Barrett and Joe Gittleman
Performed by The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Courtesy of Mercury Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
(Played during the bar scene after the comicon)

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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